Much stronger than during the First Cold War: Why is NATO so irrational today?

By Jan Oberg The third article in the TFF series on The New Cold War We are witnessing a remarkable increase in tension between the US/NATO and Russia these years – and it can not only be explained by whatever we choose to think happened in Ukraine and Crimea. We find a totally new effort…

“Peace, Conflict, Democracy”

The West leaves, a multi-polar world comes Jan Øberg - Video lecture - Part 1/3

If the EU becomes a criminal Union some don’t want you to know

For instance EU and other Western mainstream media. But we are getting out! The European Union is about to sign an agreement with non-EU Turkey to get rid of a large part of its refugees - by paying around € 6 bn to Turkey. Amnesty International and many others have pointed out - in strong…

NATO outdated – Abolish war

Commenting on NATO S-G Jens Stoltenberg's wish for dialogue with Russia - a bit odd after all the other provocative initiatives he has spearheaded the last good year or so. I felt like saying something more general about this outdated paradigm - and why it is dangerous for us all - referring also to the…

The links between refugees and war

It's our wars, stupid! A short interview on Russia Today about Europe's woefully inadequate understanding of why refugees come here. Towards a solution: Deal with conflicts early and by peaceful means, criminalise arms trade and abolish war and you've solved most of the world's refugee problems! Interview on YouTube with RT International (700 million viewers…

If so, let the U.S. isolate itself

Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions | Reuters This is a timely reminder to those who believe the Iran nuclear deal can be reduced to and hinges upon the deal between Congress and Obama. Says Iranian President Rouhani: "We are in talks with the major powers and not with the Congress," Rouhani…

Comment to Israel’s defence minister in Washington Post

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon writes in Washington Post under the headline "Current Iran framework will make war more likely" When I wrote my comment there were already more than 1100 comments - so here it is: "Israel's defence minister is an echo of PM Netanyahu. Nothing new, Israel's official views are well-known, beamed out…

Iran nuclear deal – a road to peace

Jan Oberg commenting on Iranian President Rouhani: "Tehran abides by commitments, if P5 1 fulfills promises" - YouTube/PressTV http://ow.ly/LbX3d In spite of the deal's negative sides, Iran has chosen peace to the benefit of the world. In that perspective it is much more than a nuclear deal, it's - potentially - a road to peace.

P1 Debats politiske tilrettelæggelse omkring missilforsvaret

De fleste mennesker, der lytter til radio eller ser TV, tænker næppe så meget over hvad der også kunne være foregået og med hvilke deltagere. De ser et færdigt produkt, ikke processen - og de tager, nok så forståeligt, stilling til det de ser og hører snarere end til noget andet, de i en forestillingsverden…

EU agrees on sanctions on Russia – but what about peace?

EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met (Reuters). Exactly as expected. If the EU can make a conflict-resolution mistake, rest assured that it will! Minsk is not a peace agreement - but at Reuters they don't know the difference between a ceasefire and a peace agreement. The looming catastrophe is exactly…

From preventing to making peace in Ukraine

Today published a new TFF PressInfo # 314 with the above headline. I hope you'll find it more constructive than most of the other things you may see and that you will hsrae it if you do. Also, you can subscribe to TFF PressInfos and get them by e-mail into your in-box - before they…

Olof Palme – murdered today 29 years

Olof Palme - murdered today 29 years ago • Wikipedia A politician who willed a better society, to whom politics was a calling - working for justice, international law, nuclear disarmament, against big countries bullying small countries, a person who made Sweden stand ut. Then. And it was the Palme Commission on Common Security that…

I am not a Dane: Short open letter

My short open letter concerning the horrific attacks in Copenhagen in the weekend and the official reaction to them. http://ow.ly/JdIgI - Share if you find it meaningful. Thanks!

TFF PressInfo # 309: Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes

Just out! TFF PressInfo # 309 Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes 11.000 people around the world just got it in their mailbox. If you did not, write to press@transnational.org

P1 Debat gør det igen

P1 Debat: Hvad nytter krigen (den gør altså nytte) - gør det igen - som om det var en oprigtig holdning til fred - og spørger om krigen kan være en vej til fred. Her sidder så en soldat og en war studies professor på den en side og Lene Junker på den anden side,…

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